Round One S02


Babe Ruth Swinging

Round One continues, featuring Babe Ruth, Wade Boggs, Mo Vaughn, and more. How do your favorites do when going head-to-head against other all-time greats and facing the greatest pitchers in major league history?

PlayerWinsLossesPct.GB
Babe Ruth13024.844*WON*
John McGraw 10549.68225.0
Wade Boggs    7480.48156.0
Mo Vaughn       6589.42265.0
Garret Anderson   6292.40368.0
Larry Bowa6193.39669.0
Johnny Moore6193.39669.0
Pat Burrell 5896.37772.0
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aka, The Sultan of Swat

Not surprisingly, Babe Ruth was the big winner here with 130 victories. What was surprising to me was the strong finish by John McGraw. I remember that he was a / the key member of the old Baltimore Orioles before the turn of the century, but I primarily think of him as the tough manager of the New York Giants at the beginning of the 20th.

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The stories say John McGraw was the toughest player of his generation.

The Babe had a 23-game win streak during the season and finished with 10 straight Ws. One of the Babes had a 4-homer game and the top Ruth hit 50 homers while the whole team managed 337. After flying out in the 2nd, one of the Wade Boggs slapped 8 straight singles in a 21-inning victory over Garret Anderson.

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Wade Boggs had a lifetime .328 average

Ruth, McGraw, Boggs, and Mo Vaughn move on to Round 3. The others get a second chance in Round 2.

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No question where he’s trying to put the ball.

Timothy Bruno

Tim has been a baseball fan for most of his life and has played a great deal of baseball and softball over the years. Although his playing days are long behind him, he remembers back when he was an extremely fast catcher with an extremely bad arm. He has been playing Strat-o-Matic baseball since he was 14. Tim is currently living in southwest France and writes A LOT about coffee at Procaffeination.com. He has also written Procaffeination: A Coffee Lover's Dictionary, which will be available soon. You can find out more about Tim's writing at TimothyBruno.com and if you want to contact him about the tournament, drop him an email at Tim@BaseballsGreatestPlayerPlayoff.com

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